How to apply...
Submit application Form 424; non-delinquent on any Federal obligations; consultation with USDA State Director; evidence of legal existence and authority to perform the proposed grant activities; a comprehensive rural telecommunications plan; scope of work plan, executive summary for the project: financial information; a statement of experience; funding commitment from other sources; proposed evaluation methodology; compliance by Federal statutes and regulations (compliance with scoring criteria) and environmental impact; depreciation schedule covering all assets of the project; supplemental information and required additional RUS information.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
RUS selects projects to be funded.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.